ASTRO: Cervical cancer deaths rise as women's centers close
September 16, 2019 -- CHICAGO - Women in states where family planning clinics have closed received fewer cervical cancer screenings and were 36% more likely to die from the disease than women in states with fewer clinic closures, according to research presented September 16 at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) meeting.  Discuss
ASTRO: Is hormone therapy after prostate surgery needed?
September 16, 2019 -- CHICAGO - Men who have undergone surgery for prostate cancer may not need long-term hormone therapy if they have low levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) after their procedure, according to research presented Sunday at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) meeting.  Discuss
ASTRO: SABR generates immune response to prostate cancer
September 16, 2019 -- CHICAGO - The use of stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) to treat men with oligometastatic prostate disease not only destroyed tumors but also seemed to promote an immune response in the body to fight cancer in a new study, presented at this week's American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) meeting.  Discuss
Risk model improves accuracy of CT lung cancer screening
September 16, 2019 -- Using a risk-prediction model to determine eligibility for CT lung screening is more effective for detecting cancers than current guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, according to new results from the International Lung Screen Trial presented at the recent World Conference on Lung Cancer in Barcelona, Spain.  Discuss
ASTRO: Whole, partial breast RT yield similar cosmetic results
September 16, 2019 -- Whole- and partial-breast radiation after lumpectomy produce similar cosmetic outcomes for women diagnosed with early stages of cancer who seek to preserve their breasts, according to research presented September 15 at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) meeting in Chicago.  Discuss
Is screening with DBT worth the additional cost?
September 16, 2019 -- Shifting breast screening from digital mammography to digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) reduces recall rates, but it achieves only modest improvements in breast cancer deaths averted or life years saved -- while costing above commonly accepted cost-effectiveness ranges, according to research published online September 10 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.  Discuss
New 3D bioprinting method produces functional organ tissue
September 16, 2019 -- Researchers from Harvard University have developed a new 3D bioprinting method that uses a combination of stem cells and 3D CT data to produce functional, patient-specific organ tissue. The resulting 3D-bioprinted models are poised to facilitate organ repair and restoration, according to an article recently published online in Science Advances.
AI detects pulmonary nodules on chest x-rays
September 16, 2019 -- A computer-aided detection software application based on artificial intelligence (AI) is able to identify pulmonary nodules quickly and accurately on chest x-rays, offering potential to serve as a triage or second-reading tool for radiologists, according to research published online September 11 in Clinical Radiology.  Discuss
Varian taps power of AI for Ethos adaptive therapy unit
September 15, 2019 -- What if you could harness the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to guide radiation therapy treatments that adapt in real-time to changes in tumors? Varian Medical Systems is trying just that with its new Ethos system, launching at this week's American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) meeting in Chicago.  Discuss
AI can differentiate parkinsonism on DWI-MRI
September 13, 2019 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can distinguish between parkinsonian syndromes on diffusion-weighted MRI (DWI-MRI) exams at an accuracy level comparable to that of current gold-standard methods, according to research recently published online in Lancet Digital Health.  Discuss
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